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RUSSELL — Township trustees last week decided to keep the old fire station on Chillicothe Road rescinding a previous motion to raze the structure.

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Russell Township Citizens’ Park District board members voted this week to turn over $548,000 in grant money from the Clean Ohio Fund to the Geauga Park District to purchase 63 acres of forested land adjacent to Music Street.

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Russell trustees last week approved the township’s preliminary 2021 budget plan that is $164,000 lighter than the previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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South Russell Village on Monday held the first of three required readings for an ordinance that would allow the village to procure CT Consultants to perform work on the Manor Brook Headwater Stream Restoration Project through noncompetitive proposal at a special council meeting on June 1.

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In response to residents’ recent complaints about septic tank cleaning standards, South Russell Village will be holding a special council meeting at 6 p.m. June 8 at Village Hall on Chillicothe Road.

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TRAX Construction was given the green light to continue work on the County Line Road reconstruction in Russell Township last week. That is because township trustees approved a $294,000 change order with the Willoughby-based contractor at a special meeting on April 23.

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Township Trustees on Monday authorized a $30,000 payment to Willoughby-based Trax Construction for additional work on the County Line Road redevelopment project.

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RUSSELL — With the $3.7 million County Line Road reconstruction project anticipated to be complete by September, nine months late, trustees last week agreed to hire legal counsel to protect the township’s interests when it comes time to pay the bill.

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RUSSELL — Thanks to trustees, township EMT Jacob Ebright will be attending the Auburn Career Center Paramedic program for free this fall.

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Local animal shelters are caught between a rock and a hard place as they must continue to care for their animals while following regulations to slow the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect Tuesday morning and closed…

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On March 18, the Russell Township Board of Trustees assembled for their meeting in a near-empty conference room. The trustees’ meeting remained open to the public during the onset of the coronavirus spread, but residents were encouraged not to come.

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Russell Township Trustees are bringing in extra help for their emergency crews and residents — a new pumper fire truck and a Traffic Preemption Control System for the intersection at Chillicothe and Kinsman roads.

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RUSSELL –– Township trustees are looking to sell their 1997 tanker fire truck through GovDeals as they look to purchase a new truck at the cost of about $661,000.

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The Russell Township Citizens Park District’s 1-mill levy, now officially dubbed Issue 3, will appear on the March 17 ballot for this year’s primary election to potentially pay for the purchase of 64 acres of property on Music Street.

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RUSSELL — The township board of trustees settled in for the new year as Kristina Port was sworn in as the new trustee last week. She won the seat from incumbent Justin Madden by one vote in the Nov. 5 general election.

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A print of the famous “The Spirit of ’76” painting by Archibald Willard in 1876, will hang in the historic Russell Town Hall. As a young boy, the artist lived in what was then Russell Township.

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RUSSELL — In a 2-1 vote, township trustees agreed Friday to move forward with taking down the old fire station on Chillicothe Road (Route 306) near Kinsman Road (Route 87).

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A recount is pending within the Geauga County Board of Elections after the certification meeting on Nov. 22 determined that challenger Kristina Port won the seat for Russell Township trustee by one vote against incumbent Justin Madden.

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RUSSELL — Two sites at the intersection of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads soon will look different. They include the Circle K and the Shell gas station properties.

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Steve Madewell, conservationist and musician, has a passion for the natural world. He talked recently on the intrinsic value of protected public open spaces during a presentation at a Protect Geauga Parks’ Conversation series, held at the West Woods Nature Center in Russell.

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When an 11-year-old girl was attacked and mauled by a dog Sept. 4 in Russell, police Officer Scott Lillash came to her aid after being called to the home by her sister. The dog at the home of her aunt was biting her thigh and arm.

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When an 11-year-old girl was attacked and mauled by a dog Sept. 4 in Russell, police Officer Scott Lillash came to her aid after being called to the home by her sister. The dog at the home of her aunt was biting her thigh and arm.

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A memorial honoring Russell Township’s veterans is nearing completion in the township’s Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery off Fairmount Road. The construction was started two months ago after lengthy discussions on the matter.

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RUSSELL — A piece of green land at the northeast corner of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads was the center of discussion at the township trustees meeting last week.

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The Russell Citizens Park District commissioners are looking to the future and possibly at accumulating a “small nest egg,” for land acquisition, board member Roy Podojil said. The board is reviewing some land possibilities in conjunction with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

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Geauga County Auditor Chuck Walder said Tuesday that members of the Russell Township Park District board did not show up for a scheduled budget hearing Monday with the county.

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Area police are preparing for the Labor Day holiday weekend, which they say is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk driving fatalities. Russell Township Police Department is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…